L.A. Requiem Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robert Crais
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Essay Topic 1

A requiem is a "mass for the dead." Using this information and the story itself, explain the meaning of the book's title, L.A. Requiem. How is the book's title significant to the plot? What can the reader deduce about the book from the title?

Essay Topic 2

Curtis Wood/Laurence Sobek spends much of his time trying to look and act like Joe Pike in order to frame him for multiple murders. Compare and contrast Pike and Sobek/Wood. How are they similar? How are they different? What must Sobek/Wood change about himself to make him more like Pike? Why was he or why was not he successful at his impersonation? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The theme of friendship and loyalty runs throughout the book. Identify the main friendships in the story, and explain how those friendships change...

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